SEGA publishes business plans, intends to revive older IPs

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    Another end of the fiscal year has come and gone, and with it come plans for game companies to improve upon themselves. SEGA is no different, as they have published a document detailing some of their plans in a "Road to 2020" business presentation. An interesting thing to note is that SEGA's profits have increased, and have almost fully recovered, after two years of decline. (FY 2015, 2016) SEGA's gaming branch main goals are also stated: create titles that aren't just a hit in Japan, but worldwide as well, trying to revive popular older intellectual properties, and focusing on the sizeable and ever-growing western PC market. This report comes directly after announcements of Steam ports of two popular SEGA-published games, Bayonetta and Vanquish, both reaching Steam's top sellers list. Which IPs the Japanese company intends to revive are unknown, but keep your eyes out for more news on the matter.

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    They better bring back Phantasy Star to its roots. Hell I'd be ok with the enhanced remake they were making of Phantasy Star 4 for PS2 but for the Switch
     
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    sonic 06 remake
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    Panzer Dragoon Saga remake (or 2) and Jet Grind Radio 3.

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    "Create titles that aren't just a hit in Japan, but worldwide as well, trying to revive popular older intellectual properties, and focusing on the sizeable and ever-growing western PC market."

    Reviving older ip sounds great.
    Please don't limit it to the PC market. Also, PLEASE bring Segagaga to the west! I'd love to see some ports on 3ds like Nights, Panzer Dragoon etc. Sega has a lot of cool game series that could use some love.
     
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    I knew that already. Is $20. Still i dunno, golden axe over streets of rage? Well they could make a new golden axe fighting game like the saturn one. :P

    At least golden axe get attention, Streets of rage has NO ATTENTION in the last 2 decades. Neither has beyond oasis. :(
     
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    A new Crazy Taxi game would be neat, too, and not another shitty mobile thing they released a couple years ago
     
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    You mean Sonic ? Yeah.

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    what about
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    We also need good games and fanbase. ^^'
     
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    every fanbase have their good and bad side, and sonic still have a few good games, people just don't like modern sonic, excluding sonic 06 and sonic boom, sonic didn't grew up bad, but people grew up bad, a lot of people like modern sonic but the "retro" players always cringe
     
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    I know, I wasn't being serious.

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    sounds good if they will actually make new games of those old ips, instead i think they will just release remastars of all those old games
     
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    To add on, SEGA JP took a poll last year, asking fans which series they'd like to see return. Results were:

    1. Sakura Wars (2457)
    2. Jet Set Radio (1485)
    3. Virtual On (729)
    4. Shenmue (727)
    5. Virtua Fighter (581)
    6. Panzer Dragoon (538)
    7. Shining Force (518)
    8. Skies of Arcadia (483)
    9. Streets of Rage (437)
    10. NiGHTS into dreams… (261)
    11. Space Channel 4 (234)
    12. Shinobi (144)
    13. Sangokushi Taisen Trading Cards
    14. Burning Rangers (115)
    15. Fashionable Witches Love & Berry (105)
    Skies of Arcadia, Shining Force, and Jet Grind PC port are what I'd like to see most of all from sega.
    Please no, that game still haunts me from when I was a child. Bumping into rocks, not knowing where to go, ALIENS. Shiver.


    As much as I remember this on the Genesis, this one's an accolade game, a company that was IIRC part of Atari and now dead.

    Phantasy Star Online is such a huge thing in Japan, you'd think they'd want to make an old school one to capitalize on the franchise.

    Gunstar was Treasure, no? Not SEGA. Also Bubsy 1 is a fun game.